1st International Conference
on Industrial Applications
of Adhesives 2020

Funchal, Madeira - Portugal
5-6 March 2020

IAA 2020

Welcome to the web site of the 1st International Conference on Industrial Applications of Adhesives 2020. The 1st International Conference on Industrial Applications of Adhesives 2020 will take place in Funchal, Madeira (Portugal) 5-6 March 2020. The conference venue is the 5 stars hotel VidaMar Resorts Madeira, which offers excellent facilities for high quality scientific interactions.

Madeira is a Portuguese archipelago situated in the north Atlantic Ocean, southwest of Portugal. The capital of Madeira is Funchal, located on the main island's south coast. It is a popular year-round resort. The region is noted for its Madeira wine, gastronomy, historical and cultural value, its flora and fauna, landscapes (Laurel forest) which are classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and embroidery artisans.

It is intended that this conference will be held every two years. The conference is chaired by Lucas F. M. da Silva and co-chaired by R. D. Adams (University of Oxford, UK), Chiaki Sato (Tokyo Institute of Technology) and Prof Klaus Dilger (Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany). The focus will be on applications of adhesive bonding in the industry such as automotive, aeronautic, railway, marine, energy, electronics, etc. The idea is to bring together the adhesive makers and the adhesive users to exchange experiences and facilitate potential synergies and partnerships.

Deadline for Submission of Abstracts:
8 November 2019

Notification of Acceptance to Authors:
29 November 2019

Early bird registration:
13 December 2019

Submission of full length papers (not compulsory to submit a full length paper):
6 March 2020

Call for Papers
Abstract template
Abstracts should be sent electronically to Lucas F M da Silva at lucas@fe.up.pt. Indicate in the email if you want oral or poster presentation.

Registration form


To register for the Conference, please fill in the electronic registration form. Each participant, including authors, is expected to pay the corresponding registration fee.

Early bird (until 13th December 2019) - 800 EUR
Standard (from 13th December 2019) - 1000 EUR

The conference fee includes cd-rom of abstracts, lunches, conference dinner, coffee-breaks and reception first day.

Cancellation Policy
In case of cancellation, a written notification should be sent to the conference chairman. If it is received prior to January 10th, 2020, registration fees will be refunded with a deduction of €75. No refund can be made after January 10th, 2019.

Payment of Conference Fee
Payments are accepted by bank transfer or credit card. Register here.

Nuno Pinto
+351 214 156 258
+351 966 672 582
+351 214 156 383
www.abreupco.com | nuno.pinto@abreu.pt
Head Office - Abreu Events
Av. 25 de Abril, nº 2
2799-556 Linda-a-Velha, Portugal


Lucas F M da Silva
Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, Portugal

Robert D Adams
Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Bristol, UK
Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford, UK

Chiaki Sato
Materials and Structures Laboratory (MSL), Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

Klaus Dilger
Technische Universität Braunschweig, Institut für Füge- und Schweißtechnik, Germany

International Scientific Committee
Andreas Lutz (Dupont, Switzerland)
Bernd Maurer (BMW, Germany)
Brunetto Martorana (Centro Ricerche FIAT S.C.p.A., Italy)
CaiRong Lim (TESA, Germany)
Charles Paul (HENKEL, USA)
Eduardo Marques (INEGI, Portugal)
Eugenio Dragoni (Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy)
Ewen Kellar (The Welding Institute, UK)
Fabian Fischer (Volkswagen, Germany)
Francisca Arán-Ais (INESCOP Innovation and Technology Centre, Spain)
Greg Anderson (Orbital ATK, USA)
Hans Poulis (TU Delft, Netherlands)
Hermann Opdemom (Benteler, Germany)
Holger Fricke (Fraunhofer-Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials IFAM, Germany)
Jens Holtmannspötter (WIWeB, Germany)
Jens Kosmann (DLR, Germany)
Juan Carlos Del Real (Universidad Pontificia Comillas Madrid, Spain)
Julien Tachon (Toyota Motor Europe NV/SA, Belgium)
Jun Que (SIKA Technology AG, Switzerland)
Kimiyoshi Naito (NIMS, Japan)
Koji Kamiyama (MitsubishiElectric, Japan)
Laurent Chouvet (Huntsman Advanced Materials, Switzerland)
Matthias Geistbeck (Airbus, Germany)
Maxime Olive (RESCOLL, France)
Michael Frauenhofer (AUDI AG, Germany)
Naoko Iwata (Toyota, Japan)
Nicolas Carrere (SAFRAN, France)
Patrick Peres (ArianeGroup, France)
Pei-chung Wang (General Motors, USA)
Philippe Michel (RENAULT, France)
Philipp Weißgraeber (Robert Bosch GmbH, Germany)
Rakesh Goyal (John Deere, USA)
Rui Oliveira (BASF, Germany)
Seung-Boo Jung (Sungkyunkwan University, Republic of Korea)
Stefan Böhm (University of Kassel, Germany)
Stefan Kreling (Airbus, Germany)
Tanila Faria (EMBRAER, Brazil)
Tom Norton (FORD, USA)
Toshihiro Kouma (NAGASE, Japan)
Valber Perrut (PETROBRAS, Brazil)
Voytek Gutowski (CSIRO, Australia)
Weidong Li (Dalian University of Technology, China)
Yusuke Takahashi (KOBE STEEL, Japan)


Full papers will be published in special issues of Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part G: Journal of Aerospace Engineering (SAGE), Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part D: Journal of Automobile Engineering (SAGE), Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science (SAGE) and in a book of the book series Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering (SPRINGER) (provided they meet the quality standards).

The full papers (not compulsory) should be sent to lucas@fe.up.pt before the 6th of March 2020. The text should be in single column format and double line spacing.

The book of abstracts (cd-rom) with the accepted abstracts available at the registration. The book of abstracts can also be downloaded with a password.


The poster size must be maximum A0 (841 mm x 1189 mm) in portrait (see sample image). The text and illustrations should be readable from a distance of two meters. Tacks and technical equipment for the hanging of posters will be available. Please check the conference final program for the poster board number assigned to you. Your poster should be displayed as per the number in the program.

Venue and Hotels

Conference venue: VidaMar Resorts Madeira
VidaMar Resorts Madeira benefits from an exclusive location on the sea, has a huge sea platform and direct access to the Ocean. It is surrounded by gardens with many tropical plants, palm trees, olive trees, which extend to the edge of the cliff. The panorama is complete with a magnificent view over the horizon and part of the Bay of Funchal. The hotel is contemporary in style, elegant decor, spacious, bright spaces as well as modern rooms with balconies overlooking the ocean. The Congress Center is composed of 1 auditorium and 6 multifunctional rooms.

Please consult the list of hotels with special rates. To benefit from this, please access the registration area using online facilities.
For further information about travel and hotels, please contact:
Nuno Pinto

+351 214 156 258
+351 966 672 582
+351 214 156 383
www.abreupco.com | nuno.pinto@abreu.pt
Head Office - Abreu Events
Av. 25 de Abril, nº 2
2799-556 Linda-a-Velha, Portugal


The best oral presentation will be awarded with a certificate and 1000 euros.
The best poster presentation will be awarded with a certificate and 500 euros.